Orthodox Churches

Meeting Of The President Of The Arabic Republic Of Egypt With The Patriarch Of Alexandria

On 3rd October 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa accompanied by His Eminence Narcissus, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria , met with His Excellency the President of the Arabic Republic of Egypt Mr Abdel Fatah al Sisi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.

Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb

Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb
Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb
Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb
Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb

Two side altars in the Church of the Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessaloniki in the Athens suburb of AgiosDimitrios in the Attica region, one of which is dedicated to the great elders of our times Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios, were consecrated on Sunday, reports AgionOros.

Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities

Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities
Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities
Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities
Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities

Thousands of Orthodox faithful in the northeastern city of Sumy, Ukraine held a procession on the feast of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, despite that the executive committee of the city council had formally banned the procession, and the holding of the Divine Liturgy on the place of the destroyed Church of the Holy Protection, reports the Education-Information Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Ecumenical Patriarchate

Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Ecumenical Patriarchate
Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Ecumenical Patriarchate
Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Ecumenical Patriarchate
Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Ecumenical Patriarchate

His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar from Tuesday 27th September/10th October to Wednesday 28th September/11th October   2017, escorted by Geronda Secretary General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians

On 12 October 2017, an international consultation on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” began its work in Budapest (Hungary). With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, took part in the opening of the conference.

Orthodox dioceses responding to northern CA wildfires

Wildfires continue to spread quickly throughout northern California’s wine country. Latest reports say 23 people have already been killed, and another 285 are missing. 170,000 acres have been consumed, with 3,500 structures thus far destroyed. More than 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate, including the city of Calistoga, and parts of Geyserville. At least 8,000 firefighters from California and other western states are bravely and tirelessly working to contain the fires.